The National Union of Eritrean Youth and Students (NUEYS) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization that stands for the betterment of Eritrean youth. The mission of NUEYS is to organize and build a versatile youth that is aware and proud of their culture, identity, heritage and history. It also strives to build a disciplined, self-confident, mature and responsible youth throughout the country, as well as among Eritrean youth in the Diaspora.

Vision: A strong youth that participates in all national affairs with responsibility, enlightenment and dedication.

Mission: To Build a Versatile Youth

The Role of NUEYS

The role that NUEYS plays in dealing with the youth in general has been consistent with its mission. This mission encompasses the values and ideals of the 30-year struggle for independence and, with the same spirit, NUEYS’ mission has been redrafted to include new challenges faced by the youth in post-liberated (and post-conflict) Eritrea.

As a mass organization, NUEYS’ main role embodies the following functions:

  1. Advocacy and Lobbying: The first and foremost responsibility of NUEYS is to stand for youth issues in all spheres and at all levels, ensuring that the youths’ concerns and special needs are provided for and that the relevant bodies are well aware of those needs.
  2. Service Provision: NUEYS seeks to provide services that are in scarce supply, which directly address the youths’ problems. However, NUEYS is not there to continue the provision of these services as much as to try to temporarily fill the gap until the responsible body assumes the service.

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